11 Dec 2015
If a school is deemed to be ‘failing’ then what should we do? The only answer is that the school must be academised, preferably by an academy chain with a ‘track record’, like Harris or Ark. So where would we imagine their academies would be in the league tables?
7 Jul 2015
Last week the Anti Academies Alliance received an anonymous letter by post to our PO Box regarding the Upper Norwood Harris Academy. It makes some very serious allegations regarding Ofsted.
23 Jun 2014
Ofsted heaps praise on former Downhills school. It would have been most surprising had Ofsted’s findings been otherwise. We are pleased that the school has continued its journey of improvement started before it was forcibly academised in 2012. However some staff and parents at the Tottenham primary are questioning the academy’s methods.
9 Jun 2014
As Michael Gove and the DfE continue to hand our schools over to private sponsors as academies, or allow ‘free’ schools to be opened by an assortment of individuals and organisations, it is worth taking a quick look at just how many of these people are closely associated with the Conservative Party or Gove.